Critters Galore – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #5

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Me again! Two posts in 2 days! What is happening to me? Well these posts are the fruit of a very productive crafty weekend. I’ve had such fun in the studio of late. These adorable critters from Penny Black are from the Refreshing release and I just couldn’t stop at one tag – so made 4!

All these cute critters are from the Critter Delights stamp set.

I used the Tagged creative metal die set and die cut 4 tags. I then stamped each image onto a tag with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured them with Copic markers. (Once coloured, I like to re-stamp over the image again in VersaFine Onyx black ink as it makes everything pop!).

I die cut the Silver Linings cloud dies out of some Post-It notes and used these as a stencil to create the clouds in the backgrounds. I kept on moving it around and changing up the angles. I used Salty Ocean Distress Oxide ink for the clouds.

The sentiments are all from the Carefree Wishes stamp set from a previous release.

Thanks for sticking with me through this photo heavy post. I had a lot of fun creating these tags and know that they will come in very handy for my kid’s friends birthdays.

To view and or purchase any of these new products from this release, head to theĀ Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

Until next time,

Marion
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Trust Me – Penny Black ‘Refreshing’ Inspiration #4

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Good evening! I’ve had a rather crafty weekend and I’m back to share with you some more Penny Black goodness using products from the Refreshing release.

Today’s card uses a beautiful vase of flowers from the Refreshing stamp set. I stamped it onto some Neenah Solar white cardstock and then coloured it with Copic markers. I really love the yellowy-orange and teal combination of colours. Something a little different for me.

The sentiment is from the Trust Me Builder stamp set. I stamped the Trust Me in black ink, then white heat embossed the ‘You’re lovely’ portion onto some card stock and popped it up with some foam tape.

In order to match the card base to the colours on the vase, I simply coloured the edge of my white notecard with one of the Copic marker colours I used…and no one will ever know that the whole card base isn’t that colour!

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me.

Until then,

Marion
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Sending Love and Hello – Jane’s Doodles

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Hello, I’m back with another two cards for Jane’s Doodles. Both cards are very similar, but I wanted the experiment and try this simple technique using different stamps and I got completely different results.

Both cards use the same colour combo of Distress Oxide Inks – Seedless Preserves, Worn Lipstick and Fossilized Amber. I think these colours look great together. I masked off the areas I wanted coloured with either washi tape or masking paper. I sponged on the Distress Ink fairly heavily. For the butterfly card I used the Doodle Butterflies stamp set and stamped it all with VersaFine Onyx black ink.

For the second card I used the Plumeria stamp set and the Hello sentiment is from the Cactus stamp set. No colouring required, so it was a pretty easy and quick set of cards to make. To finish them off I used some Nuvo dots (pearl).

The great news is that Jane is back from her vacation and the shop is once again in full operation.

If you have any questions about my cards, just contact me and I’d be happy to answer them.

Thanks for stopping by,

Marion
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Hello – Jane’s Doodles

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I’m back again, and unlike my last post, I have a card to share! I hope you managed to hop along on the Jane’s Doodles new release blog hop. If not, head here to begin the hop – and there is also a chance to win a stamp set of your choice! Jane is also having a 30% off sale.

Today it is my turn on the JD blog, and I have created a colourful floral card using the Bloom stamp set.

I had some fun with some texture paste, which I haven’t used in ages! I pulled out the Small Brick Wall stencil from MFT – I love the imperfections around the edges.

I stamped and coloured the flowers in Versamark ink onto some Strathmore Bristol card stock and did some watercolouring with some Zig Real Colour Brush markers.

I die cut a rectangle frame from cream card stock using the MFT Stitched Rectangle Stax dies and the Hello sentiment is actually part of this Christmas die set from Penny Black.

I added dimension to most of the elements using mounting foam. If you have any questions about my card, just email me.

Until next time,

Marion
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Thank you – Penny Black ‘Secret Garden’ Inspiration #5

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Good afternoon! I’m back sharing another card using products from the ‘Secret Garden’ release by Penny Black. Today’s card uses the Exquisite Envelopes stamp set and the coordinating cut out die set.

I stamped several of the foliage images with VersaFine Onyx black ink onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth white card stock. Then I relaxed and chatted with some friends via Zoom, while I water coloured them with my Zig Clean colour real brush markers. Once they were dry, I dry cut them out and arranged them in the envelope. I love how the die set allowed you to cut a slit into the envelope so you tuck them in.

The sentiment is from the Million Thanks stamp set – I love this sentiment set as it has lots of different sub-sentiments you can put with the larger font to create a more personalised greeting.

To add some very subtle interest to the background I sponged on some tone-on-tone dots using the Oscillations stencil. To finish off the card, I added in some white gel pen details and popped up the envelope with some foam tape.

Thanks for stopping by. To view and or purchase any of these new products from these releases, head to the Penny Black online store.

If you have any questions, just email me. Until next time,

Marion
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Thankful for You – Jane’s Doodles

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Good evening. I’m back with another Jane’s Doodles card, this time using the new Tulips stamp set. I stamped the floral arrangement in VersaFine Onyx black ink onto some Strathmore Bristol smooth card stock. I then used my Zig Clean Colour brush markers and did some water colouring. I tend to scribble the marker onto an acrylic block, then pick up the paint with a water brush. I found this one really relaxing to paint.

The sentiment is from an older set called Thankful and I white heat embossed that once my watercolour panel was completely dry.

I really love how this turned out. If you have any questions about my cards, just email me.

I hope you have been getting some crafty time in. I certainly have – I even crafted with some friends via Zoom today! It was so much fun!

Until next time,

Marion
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